The school year is very busy at Dahlia Heights as all the classes get ready for graduation and end of year ceremonies. The sixth grade is just getting their time in the garden so we are working on their bed, which needs a lot of work! We weeded it today and will plant it out…
This week at Gardner was fun! We really got our hands dirty. We cut back our mustard cover crops and tended them back into the soil and as mulch on the soil. We planted cucumbers and peppers afterwards. We harvested seeds from arugula, nasturtium, calendula, radish, and next week, cilantro! Lastly we installed a hugelkulture!…
We had a multitude of special guests at Lassen St. Elementary school this morning. Andrea was with me to offer a helping hand- which was definitely needed because I brought a chicken AND a pair of ducklings into the garden! Animals fit nicely into the garden or farm ecosystem. Beyond the wonderful eggs, meat and…
The garden at Whaley was in need of a good harvest and although the kids really enjoy salads, I thought we’d try cooking some of the bounty of veggies instead! The kids were all onboard, and went straight to work! I brought in a toaster oven, some tortillas, tomato sauce and cheese. The kids harvested,…
Today we did a seed saving lesson. We explored the garden and found seeds to save. We found tomato, basil, geranium, broccoli, and lavender seeds. We snacked on mint and basil and saw our friends the bees eating pollen. Strawberries are ripening up!
Water is one of the essential factors to grow anything in a garden. This week, students at Roosevelt learned about water in LA. We began with discussing the 3 main sources of water for the area. First being Mono Lake and Owen’s River, which feed into the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The second is imported water…
Today we laid mulch in the garden. Okra, beans, and squash are all fruiting. We snacked on garden lettuce. The sunflowers are now 7 feet tall. We also have golden amaranth growing. Amaranth has edible leaves and seeds.
May 22, 2017 Monday was all about flowers! First, I read a book called “A Reason for Flower” in which students realized, “oh the reason for a flower is to make SEEDS!” After the book, we learned about the anatomy of a flower, but only two parts, the female and the male part of the…
May 22, 2017 Monday was another day of some good garden maintenance. More seedlings were put in, more mulch was spread out and noticed that are corn are doing pretty well, and are starting to pop up! Some of the seedlings that went into the garden. I also planted a few more Sunflower seeds. Mulch…
Students were busy helping add nutrients to our beds. Students learned about compost and other ways to make the soil rich. Students also harvest corianders seeds, We are letting cilantro plants go to flower and dry. Next week they will be able to take the seeds with them and start their own cilantro growing..
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